Article writing tips, techniques, strategies

Saturday, June 18, 2005

10 Tips for Good Web Writing

(1) Write relevant contentIt may be tempting to write about your brother's dog, but if it doesn't relate to your site or page topic, leave it out. Web readers want information, and unless the page is information about said dog, they really won't care, even if it is a good metaphor for what you're trying to say.

(2) Put conclusions at the beginningThink of an inverted pyramid when you write. Get to the point in the first paragraph, then expand upon it.

(3) Write only one idea per paragraphWeb pages need to be concise and to-the-point. People don't read Web pages, they scan them, so having short, meaty paragraphs is better than long rambling ones.

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